Dresden Duplicate Bridge Club
By: By Toni Pritchett
I bet our readers of this column had decided that our bridge club had suddenly come to an end, but no, we took a little vacation for Christmas and New Year’s. We are back now in full force and ready for the challenging opportunities in the future.
We met at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the American Legion building and had six tables in play. That meant (as you all know now) we could have Mitchell movement where north/south players sit stationary and east/west players move each progression.
We had guests today from other cities. Bill Atchison from Paris came to play with Freddye Oliver of Union City. He brought with him a tasteful and excellent large bowl of chicken salad. He had bought it from the Kiwanis Club in Paris. He also had bid on a double chocolate brownie cake and won for his large bid. The cake had drizzled over all a caramel icing with broken pecans. We loved his special treats and were glad his wallet held out! We also had super pimento cheese salad with vegetable crackers, cashew nuts, toffee bars and Alma’s heavenly cake of the day. Lots of hot coffee, tea, cokes and eggnog completed the affair.
It was our quarterly club championship game and winners were first overall Jackye Hohman, Carol Ehlers of Paris; second overall, Bess Williams of Paris and Lois Harbour of Union City; and third overall, Gene Fulks of Paris and Roberta Meyer of Puryear. (All these out-of-towners winning our Master Points, we’ve got to put a stop to it). Tom Beard (thank goodness he is back from an illness) and Sarah Pentecost came in third in their section, and Freddye Oliver and Bill Atchison were third in their section.
The recipe today would be to try to duplicate the chicken salad. I know it was made from a whole chicken, cooked, removing all the meat and chopped into small pieces, and also finely chopped onion, celery, small nuts, pecans, mayo and certain spices to make delicious.
Thought for the week: Lead your life so you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.